Tony Hawks - Pro Skater 4
Activision O2 November 2002--OK, so now we're up to the fourth title in the venerable Tony Hawk series, and we're pretty sure you are thinking the same thing we were before we saw the game--what the heck is left for developer Neversoft to do with this one? Well, a good lot, thankfully.
For starters, they've added a new Career mode that offers a wealth of playability. You skate around in massive areas with no time limit and interact with people, not unlike your standard role-playing game. For example, talk to a photographer and he'll ask you to pull off some tricks for a shoot. Or race across town to warn your skater buddies that a cop is on his way over to bust their asses.
And get this: If you get bored with the skating, you can easily jump into one of the included minigames, such as a fully playable match of tennis or basketball! Of course, the PlayStation 2 version will feature online play. As for the Xbox or GC games? Well, Neversoft's keeping quiet so far.
Not surprising, since Microsoft and Nintendo don't have any solid online plans yet.